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    A Question Concerning Exposure

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    First off I wanted to thank you for your contribution to the music scene and your unique style that caught my ear right off the bat. I remember when I first heard Ghostwriter in the film Prime, ever since then I have been hooked. Your creations have also allowed me to discover more artists with similar characteristics that I have come to enjoy.

    Anyways, on to my question. I have an opportunity to showcase some instrumentals I have composed via a close friend of mine who is climbing the ranks at Def Jam in New York. She wants to use the songs for a demo that she will be submitting. I am excited about the possible exposure but worried that her voice, while talented, might be ill-suited for the particular tracks as I envisioned a strong male vocalist originally during creation. I sent her the tracks purely for inspiration and she ended up really liking them. The tracks represent some of my strongest works and I am worried that her vocals might cause the A&R to under appreciate the instrumentals. Are these self-proclaimed instrumental gems something I just need to let go and be heard, or should I keep them under wraps until the right artist comes along?
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    I'm not RJD2 but if you want my opinion as well, go for it. Being heard is better than not being heard . Also, the A&R is probably familiar enough with music to realize that even if the vocals don't suit the beat, that the beat itself is excellent (if it is). Good luck.
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    yes, do it. ALWAYS put your best foot forward. if the a&r glances over the insts, then no harm done, you can submit them AGAIN at a later time. minimal concern. you should be throwing your best tracks at as many people as you humanly can.

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    Thank you vsop and RJD2 for the reply! I took your advice to heart and gave her permission to use the tracks as she sees fit while still holding onto the creative license.

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